John H. Johnson

C.1852-1859   349 Broadway, New York, New York.

1859                156 Bowery, New York, New York.

John H. Johnson was recorded in five advertisements, the first in the New York Daily Tribune  (New York, New York) followed by four in The New York Herald (New York, New York).

…Daguerreian Operating Rooms.  These are superintended by Mr. Gurney in person, assisted by Messrs. Hays, and Johnson, all of whom are proficient artists.  Mr. Gurney attends to the delicate coloring and finishing of the Pictures, which have been so successful in carrying off prizes; they will also be found superior in clearness, correctness, and beauty of finish to those of any other establishment…

The second appeared on February 9, 1859.  To Daguerreotypist.—Parties Having a lease of a daguerreotype gallery on Broadway, between Canal and Bleecker street, and wishing to let the same, unfurnished, will apply to J. H. Johnson, 349 Broadway, up stairs.

The third advertisement appeared on October 9, 1859. Draw The Conclusion.–$5,000 Rent For A First class gallery in Broadway; $800 for the same class gallery in the Bowery; go, then, to the Bowery Photographic Palace of Art, 156 Bowery, four doors from Broome street, for your pictures. Photographs $1 and upwards. Daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, 50 cents and upwards. This is the most extensive and best fitted up gallery on Bowery. Gillies & Johnson, proprietors. N. B.–Mr. Johnson has served at Gurney’s gallery as operator for eight years.

The fourth appeared on November 6, 1859.  Holyday Gifts.—Go To The Bowery Photographic Palace of Art, 156 Bowery, for your pictures, Photographs, Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes at 50 cents [and] upwards.  This is the largest and best fitted up gallery on the Bowery.  Gillies & Johnson.  N. B.—Mr. Johnson has served at Gurney’s gallery as operator for eight years.

The fifth advertisement appeared on November 16, 1859.  Holiday Gifts.—Get Your Pictures Taken At 156 Bowery.—Photographs, Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes at 50 cents and upwards.  Gillies & Johnson.  N. B.—Mr. Johnson has served at Gurney’s gallery as operator for eight years.

John H. Johnson was recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in 1860 at 156 Bowery in the partnership of Johnson & Bjerg.

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